During the programme, he also launched multiple digital initiatives aimed at enhancing the accessibility of technology, streamlining service delivery to ensure ease of living and giving a boost to startups
India is guiding the world in the fourth industrial revolution, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi while inaugurating the Digital India Week 2022.The Prime Minister said, “With the passage of time, the country which does not adopt modern technology, time moves ahead leaving it behind. India was a victim of this during the third industrial revolution.” Modi said that due to this technology, 2 lakh 23 thousand crore rupees of the country have been saved from falling into the wrong hands.
He said digital India has brought the government to the doorsteps and phones of the citizens. More than 1.25 lakh common service centres and grameen stores are now taking e-commerce to rural India. Similarly, property documents for rural properties are being provided by the use of technology. On the use of technology during the pandemic, the Prime Minister said that the power that Digital India has created in the country in the last eight years has helped India a lot in combating the Corona global pandemic.
“We have transferred thousands of crores of rupees to the bank accounts of crores of women, farmers, labourers of the country at a single click. With the help of the one nation one ration card, we have ensured free ration to more than 80 crore countrymen.” We have run the world’s largest and most efficient covid vaccination and covid relief program. Through our Cowin platform about 200, vaccine doses have been administered and certificates given, said the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister informed about the focus of skilling, upskilling and reskilling the 14-15 lakh youths for Industry 4.0 in the coming 4-5 years. He said,” Be it space, mapping, drones, gaming and animation, many such sectors which are going to expand the future of digital technology, they have been opened for innovation. Provisions like IN-SPACe and new drone policy will give new energy to India’s tech potential in the coming years in this decade.” The Prime Minister informed that today, India is working on the target of taking electronics manufacturing to more than USD 300 billion in the next three-four years. India wants to become a chip maker from a chip maker. Investment is rapidly increasing in India to increase the production of semiconductors.